Harry Truman giving his "Truman Doctrine" The Truman Doctrine is a set of principles of U.S. inland policy created on March 12, 1947 by President Harry S Truman. In his speech to Congress, Truman declared that the United States, as "leader of the free world", must support democracy worldwide and fight against communism. The approach was conceived with the help of George Marshall and Dean Acheson.
The Animal Life in Reefs
Learn about the animal and plant life in the coral reefs with this professional video from World Wide Media. Also learn about the effect of global warming on the reefs. Run time 5:24.
"Crowning the top of the world, the frozen Arctic Ocean provides an unlikely home for a spectrum of enchanting creatures. Above the ice and blow, beluga whales, narwhals, bowhead whales, walruses, and murres prosper." Run time 04:20.
Marine biologist Tierney Thys asks us to step into the water to visit the world of the Mola mola, or giant ocean sunfish. Basking, eating jellyfish and getting massages, this behemoth offers
Farewell Vanishing Glaciers -Global Warming - Anchorage Alaska
The glaciers tell the story. See Alaska's beautiful but dwindling glaciers in this video. The rapid retreat of glaciers throughout the world undeniable and human activities may be the major reason for this disturbing fact. (No narration - music included). Run time 03:02.
Wave motion plays an important part in the world around us. Learn through a demonstration by watching this video.
Introduction to the Mechanical Universe
Provocative questions begin the quest of The Mechanical Universe. This introductory preview enters an Aristotelian world in conflict, introduces the revolutionary ideas and heroes from Copernicus through Newton, and, like a space shuttle from past to present, links the physics of the heavens to the physics of the Earth.
Beyond the Mechanical Universe
Provocative questions begin the quest of Beyond The Mechanical Universe. This introductory preview enters the world of Electricity and Magnetism, goes on to 20th-century discoveries of Relativity and Quantum mechanics. The brilliant ideas of Faraday, Ampere, Maxwell, Einstein, Schrödinger, Heisenberg add to The Mechanical Universe of Newton.
On the Surface Surface science examines how surfaces react with each other at the molecular level. The atoms at the surface are different than those atoms in the center of an object, making the atoms much more reactive than those inside. This program explores a variety of real world applications of this particular property.
Surface science examines how surfaces react with each other at the molecular level. The atoms at the surface are different than those atoms in the center of an object, making the atoms much more reactive than those inside. This program explores a variety of real world applications of this particular property.
Prometheus and Pandora
This simple video is narrated and apparently illustrated by a young child. Prometheus was a Titan God who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to human mortals. Zeus punished him, by having him bound to a rock while a great bird ate his liver every day (only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day). Zeus, still angry, then sent Pandora (the first woman), to further punish humans. Pandora had a box she was not supposed to open. She opens it anyway, and when she does a blac
Norse Mythology: Yggdrasil And The Three Norns Video discusses Yggdrasil and the three Norns. Yggdrasil is the world tree and the Norns are the weavers of destiny. Among the many mysteries of the creation of the universe, one of the deepest is Yggdrasil. Mortal men cannot see Yggdrasil, for it is invisible. The origin of the three Norns is also a mystery. They were the three sisters of the giant, the father of night. They guarded the world’s tr
Video discusses Yggdrasil and the three Norns. Yggdrasil is the world tree and the Norns are the weavers of destiny. Among the many mysteries of the creation of the universe, one of the deepest is Yggdrasil. Mortal men cannot see Yggdrasil, for it is invisible. The origin of the three Norns is also a mystery. They were the three sisters of the giant, the father of night. They guarded the world’s tr
The Very Quiet Cricket, picture book by Eric Carle
A cricket is born who cannot talk! A bigger cricket welcomes him to the world, then a locust, a cicada, and many other insects, but each time the tiny cricket rubs his wings together in vain: no sound emerges. In the end, however, he meets another quiet cricket, and manages to find his "voice." Children will love the repetitive text as they meet a steady parade of new creatures and of course they'll delight in the happy ending. A charming animation of the simply beautiful picture book brought
"Epitaph on the World" Poem by Henry David Thoreau
A reading of the poem "Epitaph on the World" accompanied by images and music in a slideshow. Words on screen. (1:28)
Who is Sappho?
This video clip is a World Lit project. Students surveyed dozens of librarians, professors, and random people asking who Sappho is only to discover that most do not know who Sappho is. Sappho was an incredibly influential force who reshaped the face of poetry.
How humans make rain - BBC
A look at the science of weather modification and how countries all over the world use different methods of cloud seeding to produce water. This is a great video from the BBC series on the science of superstorms.
St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day
Catholics around the world will commemorate St. Francis of Assisis feast day October 4th. St. Francis who founded the Franciscan Order, is the patron saint for animals, the environment and Italy. Video gives the history of St. Francis of Assisi, such as where he was born, his early life, the order that was named after him, and his death. Short video, but full of information.
Basics of Geography: Climate
Discusses what makes up geography; land, water, people and their lives and how land and water affect them. Geography also includes climate. Climate is the weather pattern in a region of the world over a long period of time. One of the major factors affecting our climate is the Sun. The way the Earth moves around the Sun affects the climate. This video discusses rotation, revolution, year, axis, hemisphere, latitude, lines of latitude, and equator. This video discusses what causes the different c
Origin of Earth's Magnetic Field
Origin of Earth's magnetic field, new discoveries and new concepts, published in world-class scientific literature and explained here. Run time 09:34.
World Hip Hop Dance Championship: POREOTICS World Finals 2009 Performance, 8/2/09
U.S.A.'s POREOTICS pursue the World Championship title at the World Hip Hop Dance Championships 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(2:28)
End of Feudalism and Beginning of Commerce
Europe experienced radical economic and social changes between the 11th and 14th centuries. The medieval world was based on feudalism, a highly regulated and hierarchical form of society in which everyone had their place and responsibilities. The manorial system, in which lords owned the land worked by their vassals, or serfs, started to wane in the late Middle Ages with the development of nation-states. Medieval cities, dominated by the guilds that brought economic stability, became the centers